First electric charging station has arrived in the United Kingdom

The first absolutely electric charging station has arrived in the United Kingdom, Essex to be exact, making the 2030 deadline for fossil fuel seem slightly less daunting.

Gridserve are the company who are powering this milestone in history and has plans for a further 99 locations in the next 5 years.

There are 36 charging points each offering up to 350 kW of power, or enough for 200 miles of range for a 20 minute charge.

The pricing, well £0.24 per kWh of energy, the company estimates an average-sized electric vehicle can be charged from 20 to 80 percent for under £10.

This may seem like quite a saving given your current vehicle likely costs closer to £80 for a full tank.

However, the UK currently has close to 8,400 petrol stations, so we may have to wait quite a whole to charge up, 100 every 5 years, mean we wouldn’t see national infrastructure till 2440.

This station is renewable in the source of its power, including solar panels covering the roof, and a 8MWh battery to hold the excess charge.

Gridserve say, “on windy winter nights the battery can store enough energy to drive 24,000 miles in electric vehicles the following day.”

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